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Career in Automotive Engineering

Updated: Jun 7, 2020


WHAT IS AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING?

Automotive engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical, and material science. Engineers in this field can design new vehicles or look for ways to improve existing automotive engineering technology. It is also known as automobile engineering. It deals with the design and creation of vehicles used as a means of transportation by road. It is derived from mechanical engineering.

WHAT DOES AN AUTO ENGINEER DO?

They work in almost every area of the industry, such as the look and feel of vehicles, and the safety and security of new forms of transport. Their major task is to design, develop, manufacture and testing of vehicles from the concept stage to the production stage.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THIS COURSE?

The eligibility for Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) courses is usually the 10 and +2 with science. In order to be selected for admission, required percentage marks in science subjects should be met, in addition to qualification through engineering competitive exams.

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING TOPICS:

Some of the topics which are covered under the course are listed below

  • Fluid mechanics and machinery

  • Manufacturing methods

  • Strength of materials

  • Engineering thermodynamics

  • Heat transfer and combustion

  • Vehicle dynamics

  • Industrial engineering

  • Automotive electrical system and electronics.

PREFERABLE COLLEGES:

1.SRM Engineering college

Contact number: 08939628204

2.Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Contact number: 08554273013

3.Hindustan Institution of Technology and Science

Contact number: 044 27474395

FURTHER STUDIES:

After under graduation one can either opt for a job or pursue with post graduation. The minimum eligibility for doing post-graduation requires passing B.E/B.Tech in automobile/mechanical/industrial production from a recognized university. The mode of admission is mostly through an Engineering Entrance Examinations including the different examinations conducted by university/State or National Joint Entrance Exams.

PREFERABLE COLEGES:

1.College of Engineering, Pune

Contact number: 020 25507000

2.PSG college of technology

Contact number: 0422 2572177

3.The Oxford college of engineering

Contact number: 09964313495

JOB POSITIONS:

1.Automotive Technician

2.Bike/car mechanics

3.Automative Engineer

4.Vechile Designer

5.Professor/Assistant professor

6.Diesel mechanics

SKILLS REQUIRED:

1.Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills

2.Knowledge of machine design, manufacturing processes and mechanical systems

3.Understanding of electrical and electromechanical systems

4.Knowledge of digital circuits and interfacing with mechanical/electro mechanical system

AVERAGE INCOME:

An Automotive engineer as a fresher will get around 10 to 30k according to the company in which they work. After gaining experience, the candidate can get a better salary. The average salary of people working in automobile industry in India is 6, 00,000 per annum.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1.Is automotive engineering hard?

ANS: Being an automotive engineer is a difficult job, but it can be fulfilling and tends to pay fairly high. A subject automatically becomes easy if you have great interest in it.


2.Is automotive a good career?

ANS: If a person loves to work with hands, building, and problem solving, becoming an automotive technician is a great career. It requires less formal education than most other jobs, yet still has the potential to become a rewarding career.


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